The Satyricon of Petronius / The Apocolocyntosis of Seneca - Study Guide The Road to Croton Summary & Analysis

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Encolpius and his companions are sweating their way up a mountain and see a town in the distance. They inquire about the city and are told that it is Croton. The man tells them that it is a city unconcerned with education and a place where decent living is not held in esteem. It is divided into two classes—those with fortunes and those hunting fortunes. No one raises children there because those with heirs are not invited out socially. Eumolpus is attracted to the possibilities the city might offer. Giton and Encolpius agree to a plan devised by Eumolpus. Eumolpus will pretend to be a man who had just buried his son. He was so sad and depressed that he left his town to avoid memories about his beloved son. Eumolpus will lie and say that he had been...

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